Metamagical Themas

Metamagical Themas

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Metamagical Themas is an eclectic collection of articles written for Scientific American during the early 1980s by Douglas Hofstadter, and published together as a book in 1985 by Basic Books. The subject matter of the articles is loosely woven about themes in philosophy, creativity, artificial intelligence, typography and fonts, and important social issues. The volume is substantial in size and contains extensive notes concerning responses to the articles and other information relevant to their content. Major themes include: self-reference in memes, language, art and logic; discussions of philosophical issues important in cognitive science/AI; analogies and what makes something similar to something else; and lengthy discussions of the work of Robert Axelrod on the prisoner's dilemma and the idea of superrationalityshow more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134952885
  • 9786134952880